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by Geseas
Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Stubbled on Lib. neck (1880 S Vam 70)
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Stubbled on Lib. neck

@Unc90o

That is exactly it! I did not give you much information to go with.

Thank you! Well done.
by Geseas
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Stubbled on Lib. neck (1880 S Vam 70)
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Stubbled on Lib. neck (1880 S Vam 70)

Hello everyone A friend asked me to look at a few coins of his. I found this interesting and wanted to share and learn. Thanks for any comments on this great site. What may be going on here? It kind of looks like extrusions from a cake decorator tool. laird stubble.jpg gcs_1880_S.jpg laird 1880s.jpg...
by Geseas
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Vam designation "JOH-23" 1921-D
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Vam designation "JOH-23" 1921-D

I don't believe it is a JOH-23. The crack from the first 1 in '1921' to denticle indicates to me it may be a coin from the 1921-D Vam H series.
by Geseas
Thu Aug 19, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fun W/21 Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: Fun W/21 Help!

"some dated political element"? Seriously? Why does everything these days have to have a conspiracy angle? Why does everything have to be due to a sinister political agenda? "Fun with '21" is 18 years old. Maybe the updated information has simply fallen through the cracks during the passage of time...
by Geseas
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: ANA find
Replies: 23
Views: 1782

Re: ANA find

WOW!
by Geseas
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fun W/21 Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: Fun W/21 Help!

I think everyone here that has worked with the 1921-D Morgan finds this area you are pointing out very frustrating also. I sure do. The 'Gray areas' seem to be dealt with very well here on Vamworld 2.0: except for this one. I think there may be some dated political element in the mix I know nothing ...
by Geseas
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Fun W/21 Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 918

Re: Fun W/21 Help!

The way I understand it;
those JOH's you mentioned do not have the qualities necessary to become a 'true Vam' so they are not assigned a number by Leroy. A kind of a limbo thingy...Not unlike VNA coins, maybe?
by Geseas
Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D Crack dealer needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1117

Re: 1921 D Crack dealer needed

They are here, you just have to be patient :)
by Geseas
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D Crack dealer needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1117

Re: 1921 D Crack dealer needed

I understand it is difficult to look at the old and worn but I have to work with what is available.
Please take a look at this comparison photo. Do you think it could be a match? I sure would like to learn scribbles, (with your help.) Thanks
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My coin/JohnGoldsmith
by Geseas
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 D Crack dealer needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1117

Re: 1921 D Crack dealer needed

I think I have seen that crack you have above 'AMERICA' at 'ME' on a coin I have. I called my coin a Vam-1Ci.

The second 'S' in 'States' would need at least the beginnings of a 'bean in its bottom'.

Here is a photo of that area on my tired coin:
gcs_1921D_V1CI.jpg
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by Geseas
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O.T. Washington 'Jetpack' lamination Error
Replies: 0
Views: 358

O.T. Washington 'Jetpack' lamination Error

share2.JPG I believe what we may have is a lamination error where the contaminate that caused the problem has leached out over time creating a contrail. It must have been some nasty stuff to stain out like that... Just my guess; any ideas what may be happening? It is not a Morgan, but it is silver....
by Geseas
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Why am I seeing these?
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Why am I seeing these?

Maybe to see and test silver content?
I would guess to make a ring you would start drilling in the middle of the coin.

update: It looks like you may not drill at all to make a coin ring.

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by Geseas
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: O-T 1918 D BUFFALO NICKEL LDS
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: O-T 1918 D BUFFALO NICKEL LDS

Great photographs!

That snake crawling down the 'L' in 'LIBERTY' would fetch a premium; especially if you caught one before it got hit. :D
by Geseas
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas
Replies: 22
Views: 5403

Re: Apply VamWorld Knowledge gently to your other areas

"I rowed even further out onto the Bay with confidence; because of Knowledge shared here...." ... continue with this thread. Please take a look at this photo of a small silver coin (18.03mm.,.925): tapmapleerror.jpg I am thinking maybe a radial die to break at second left Maple Leaf to denticle...(h...
by Geseas
Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: 1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:

@vamtiques Thank you for your interest in this topic. I would like to continue by starting a new thread from a different perspective. Thank you for your patience and knowledge. I learn a lot here from you folks; not just the coins.
by Geseas
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: 1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:

I think I may have gone a bit overboard with ' the self-healing die' on the subject line. Understanding something by examinating it at the micro/nano level is not what Leroy is after. CascadeChris told me here all you need is a 10x loupe. That may be the proper direction... Thanks for sharing your k...
by Geseas
Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:
Replies: 6
Views: 760

1921 Denver Fun 'self-healer dies' Hypothesis:

Hello Everyone, I have been looking at the Bean Bottom S page for help attributing my 3 1921-D Morgans, that you folks must be getting sick of looking at. (I almost am.) It got me wondering: "As you increase a die usage, i.e. continue to use worn-out dies; do you run the risk of healing existing die...
by Geseas
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1921-D Fun with Die Crack Break Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: 1921-D Fun with Die Crack Break Guide

Kissov Thank you for bringing my coin to the head of the class for further discussion. (I get to add 5 more photos) Today, after another review, I think this 1921-D Morgan is not a VAM-1E. It may just be a 'Tired Joe'. Joe spelled JOH and tired because it is too worn out to tell us its whole story....
by Geseas
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: When striking pressure is too high
Replies: 21
Views: 2003

Re: When striking pressure is too high

RogerB Thank you for all your contributions to this site. I borrowed "From Mine to Mint." from the ANA library when they first opened back up but did not request the CD's that were offered separately. I also borrowed other materials of interest... (Way too much for one sitting...) Your suggestion o...
by Geseas
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: When striking pressure is too high
Replies: 21
Views: 2003

Re: When striking pressure is too high

150 T/sq in was the max for silver dollar dies. Above that, as seen in Dec 1921, dies chattered, exploded, warped, etc. The video clip shows a cylinder, not a properly shaped die, which is much wider below the die face. Also, hydraulic pressure transfers force differently than a toggle or drop pres...